Company biography

AXA Investment Managers is a global asset manager committed to helping our clients invest today to achieve sustainable, long-term financial goals. Entrusted to manage institutional assets for more than 20 years, we have developed a clear understanding of the specific issues facing UK pension schemes and their members. We have a proven expertise in building bespoke investment solutions to meet evolving needs, including: superior returns and yield enhancement, effective diversification and risk management, active stewardship and responsible investment and strong governance support and cost efficiency.

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Member biography

Vivek Roy

Vivek Roy, DCIF Vice Chair, is an advisor in AXA IM’s institutional business development team. Focussed on global pension business development Vivek is responsible for identifying and developing strategic opportunities, building partnerships with investment consultants and providing thought leadership. Vivek joined the company in February 2015. Before joining AXA IM Vivek worked at Willis Towers Watson for six years, managing pension fund investments for some of UK’s largest pension funds and was involved with setting up WTW’s initial fiduciary client base. Vivek has also previously worked for HSBC retail and UBS’s M&A division. Vivek holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounts from Manchester Business School.

Rob Barrett

Head of UK Institutional Sales at Axa IM and DCIF Past-Chair. Rob re-joined AXA IM in 2015 as Head of UK Institutional Sales, responsible for identifying and developing opportunities with institutional investors including corporates, private and public pension schemes, insurance companies and charities. Rob worked at AXA IM between 2004 and 2008 as Head of European Marketing for Northern Europe for Rosenberg Equities. In this role he was responsible for UK and Irish sales, creating direct sales and building the Rosenberg Equities brand within target markets and enhancing brand awareness in the consultant community. Prior to re-joining AXA IM, Rob worked at Invesco Perpetual for three years, focusing on UK and Irish institutional sales. His previous roles include Head of UK Institutional Business at Swisscanto and Head of UK Institutional Sales at HSBC Global Asset Management.

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